California Museum showcasing Newar art

Renowned Crocker Art Museum (CAM) in Sacramento (California, USA) is exhibiting various Newar Art in its current “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal” exhibition, which will continue till February 10.

According to CAM, the exhibition explores Newar art through paintings, ritual objects, and stone, wood, masks and bronze sculptures drawn from private California collections and the collection of the Crocker Art Museum. Dating as far back as eighth century the display highlights images of Parvati, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Siddhilakshmi, Bhairava; and a four-faced Shivalinga. These 44 diverse works highlight the richness of Nepalese culture. A full-color catalogue featuring an essay by independent scholars Nancy Tingley, Ph.D., and Nutandhar Sharma will accompany the exhibition.

Founded in 1885 as the first public art museum of Western USA and now a leading art museum of California, the collections of CAM include Californian, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks; early master drawings and international ceramics. Steve Mills is President of its Board of Directors, Lial A. Jones is the CEO, while Nancy Tingley is the curator of “Celestial Realms” exhibition.

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